When the Millcreek-West Unity Schools decided to build the present school building, part of the acceptance included demolition of the old building that held fond memories for the alumni. Pieces of the school were auctioned including the old gym floor.
The purchaser of the floor was Mark Taylor, who then donated it back to the school. It has since been framed by 1983 alum and Transportation Supervisor Alan Wheeler and staff and was recently hung on the north side of the lobby to the present gymnasium leading toward the cafeteria where it can be viewed and enjoyed by past and present Hilltop Students.
A plaque reads, Hilltop High School, Section of the Old Gymnasium, 1960-2010, Tami (Hancock) Manley ‘78, painted in 2002, donated back to HHS by Mark Taylor ‘88.
Standing under the now hung piece of Cadet Nostalgia is Cathie Batt, High School Secretary and class of 1969 alum, Steve Riley, Hilltop High School Principal and class of 1992 alum, Mark Taylor; purchaser and class of 1988 alum and Hilltop Superintendent Larry Long. Riley and Taylor both played basketball on the floor and Batt was a cheerleader.